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Groups offer awards for essays on the importance of voting

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Students in grades 9-12 in Clatsop and Pacific Counties are invited to submit an original personal essay to win cash prizes from two local groups.

The contest is a nonpartisan Vote the Future project of Indivisible North Coast Oregon and the American Association of University Women.

The essays, on the topic “Why I Will Always Vote,” should be no more than 500 words, double-spaced with 12-point font.

A cover page should include the title, student name, age, grade, school, email address, and phone number.

Essays are due by Monday, Oct. 7. Submit via email to iwillvoteessay@gmail.com.

Winners will be announced at the end of October. Complete rules are at iwillvoteessaycontest.com.

First prize is $250; second prize is $150; and third prize is $100.

Last year’s winners were from Naselle-Grays River Valley School and Astoria High School.


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